After a difficult 2019 with serious injury and cancelled shows, there's finally some great news for Ozzy Osbourne.
Speaking with the Sun, the 70-year-old rock legend confirmed: "I've made a new album, and it's helped me get back on track. I was just lying in my own self-pity for months."
It's the greatest album I've done.
Osbourne acknowledged the support he has received from the likes of Elton John, Tony Iommi, Slash and Jonathan Davis for keeping his spirits high, but said it was a collaboration with pop star Post Malone on track 'Take What You Want' that really spurred him to finish this new album. You can hear the track below.
"I'd never even heard of this kid. He wanted me to sing on his song 'Take What You Want,' so I did and then one thing led to another. I started recording a new album with Post Malone's producer Andrew Watt. It's only nine tracks, but it was a catalyst to get me to where I am today," said Osbourne.
"If it weren't for making this record I would still be on traction, thinking, 'I'm going to be lying here forever.' I've missed music so badly. My fans are so loyal and so good. Up until making the album I thought I was dying. But that got me off my arse."
This is my first recording in a studio for ten years
Talking about the new album, Ozzy revealed one of the new songs is a track called 'Ordinary Man'.
He also said, "This is my first recording in a studio for ten years, so I do feel a bit out of touch. Music goes straight online these days and that's quicker than it takes me to write a text. It's all about downloads and streaming now. What the fuck does that mean? What's Spotify? I thought it was a skin problem where you woke up spotified."
Osbourne finished by saying, "The album was all finished in four weeks. I said to Sharon that I didn't feel like I'd made an album because we haven't ended up screaming at each other."